Flood Safety Tips

Each year, more deaths occur because of flooding than any other hazard related to extreme precipitation events. Flood deaths occur most often when a vehicle is driven into hazardous floodwater. Fortunately, during and after a flood, you can take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your home. During a Flood Watch or Warning After […]

Protect Your Skin From UV Radiation

Taking steps to protect yourself from the sun is a year-round responsibility. Protect yourself and others from the sun with shade, a shirt, or sunblock (SPF 15+) all year long. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of non-ionizing radiation that is emitted by the sun and artificial sources, such as tanning beds. While it has some benefits […]

Stay Lightning Safe This Summer

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones during a thunderstorm. Being outside when lightning is present is not something to take lightly—ever. Risks of Lightning Strikes Although the odds of being struck by lightning each year are less than 1 in a million, some factors can put you […]

Air Quality Index Explained: How to Stay Safe

The drifting smoke from hundreds of wildfires across Canada is leading to poor air quality across the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the country. A measure called the Air Quality Index gauges just how bad the air has gotten in a particular place. Readings of 100 or higher usually serve as a […]

How to Keep Pets Safe in the Heat


The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results. Follow our tips for helping everyone in […]

Can Extreme Heat Affect Your Car?


When there’s a heat wave, more vehicle breakdowns tend to happen. Hot summers mean battery failures, air conditioning repairs, tire replacements and a higher demand for emergency roadside assistance. So, proper summer vehicle maintenance is key to avoiding these heat-related issues. But why does heat cause so many problems for your car? Well, for starters, […]